Security Threats in Mobile App

Mobile applications have been designed to offer an easy interface and a well-planned functionality for their users. Meanwhile, anti-virus applications are designed with the only purpose of preventing security threats. However, mobile applications having a poor interface or protected with weak security passwords cannot even get saved by the anti-virus itself.

1. Lack of Multifactor Authentication

Since many people are very keen to use the same passwords for multiple apps, thinking that it is easy to remember. But they don’t understand that it is the biggest threat to the other applications as well. If a hacker gets succeeded to hack the password by any means, it will become a great threat to the entire data of the organization.

In such cases, the multi-factor authentication process comes to the rescue. Adding multiple layers of authentication such as biometric or SMS code or a security question can be used before giving access, which saves us from huge losses.

2. Improper Encryption

Statistics say- more than 14% of user devices and 12% of enterprise devices lack proper encryption. It means if any hacker tries to obtain your data by hacking into the phone via an application, the data is easily available in plain text that is simple to use for practicing malware.

It is really very important for an organization to know how easily anyone can track their data and information due to a lack of encryption on their code. Some of the major consequences you might suffer from improper encryption are Id theft, code theft, a threat to privacy, and many more.

3. Reverse Engineering

The developer must be aware of this threat as it is one of the common threat. Reverse engineering easily allows access to application functions. For instance, metadata that has been added for debugging the code can easily be understood by any hacker which can help them in reverse engineering.

By this, the hackers can have easy access to the encryption, back end algorithms, changing the source code, and many more, imposing huge threat to overall application information.

4. Code Injection Exposure

As the applications are offering options for the users to provide feedback and comment by taking the help of forms, it is one of the most common methods for adding a malware code injection.

For instance, if the applications don’t prohibit the users from adding the minimum number of characters into the form. If the characters such as a colon or equal to be allowed,  then the attackers can easily access the code in the server. 

5. Data Storage

The storage of data is another biggest threat to the security of the application. Many applications will store the data in the form of SQL databases or cookies that can be accessed by hackers and permit them to fetch funnel information, which is a great threat to security. The developer should assure of the proper procedure to manage the app cache which includes data, pictures, and various other information.


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